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contentment

[ kuhn-tent-muhnt ]
/ kənˈtɛnt mənt /
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noun

the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.

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Origin of contentment

1400–50; late Middle English contentement from Middle French. See content2, -ment

synonym study for contentment

1. See happiness.

OTHER WORDS FROM contentment

o·ver·con·tent·ment, nounpre·con·tent·ment, noun
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